I don't really do resolutions. Do you make New Year's Resolutions? I've seen too many set, but not achieved. Then again, once in a while you hear someone talking about achieving or maintaining their resolutions in August.
Besides, I'm one of those people that think goals should be evaluated and set throughout the year. They should be challenging, but not unattainable. Success, after all, is actually the goal. And success is pretty addictive, so if you do it right, succeeding at always driving yourself forward is pretty awesome.
I do set goals, however. And I do have new goals that I've been working on the last few months. Promises that I'm making to myself.
Mostly those promises are to live better. To love me first, so that I can love others better. To do things that make ME happy, because a happy me is a better person to know. And because life is too short to do things that make me miserable just to make someone else happy. To surround myself with people that have a positive affect on my life, and walk away from those that suck my energy dry and leave me with drama and a negative aftermath. To kick toxic people out of any space in my head or heart. To push myself out of my comfort zone, because change only happens when you're willing to be temporarily uncomfortable. To come from a place of love and positivity in my interactions.
Oh, and to quit wasting time, procrastinating and making excuses. That doesn't mean every second has to be a rush of productivity, but it does mean I'd like to LIVE as many of those seconds as I can. As I read today, "There are 86,400 seconds in a day... but this means nothing to you if you don't know how to use it. Make it count!" ~Joel Brown
Happy New Year! I wish you success in all your resolutions, goals, promises and dreams.